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2008-06-24 02:29:44

By Terry Karkos RILEY TOWNSHIP - An experiment in a far-flung corner of the Sunday River Watershed could lead to sweeping changes for Western Maine streams. Last fall, the Androscoggin River Watershed Council, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered to try to restore habitat for native brook trout and control erosion. The group secured a $23,000 federal grant to study brook trout ecology and conservation in headwater...

2008-06-22 15:00:10

"The legend of the trout's sagacity ... arises from man's conceit. If the trout can outwit us, the lords of creation, he must be superior to us in cunning." -P.B.M. Allan "You want to fish the deadwater Friday," Gifford said. "I was thinkin we could try that in the morning and then maybe catch the evening rise on the river," he added as an enticement. "Friday's good for me, Giff. Let's do it!" I said. One of my favorite fishing partners, Gifford Stevens of Bradley, is a skilled angler...

2008-06-18 18:00:18

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - Two informational meetings will be held next week to detail proposals designed to combine ice and open-water fishing opportunities. Also, regulations will be consolidated into a two- year booklet, which will become available on April 1, 2010. Fisheries officials will seek public comment at the meetings, the first on Monday, June 23, at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Gray Regional Office at 358 Shaker Road. The second is Wednesday, June...

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By ELIE DOLGIN Tornadoes and rainwater stormed over Wisconsin last week. But the torrential downpours were not the only waters on the rise. New research indicates that the volume of water trickling under our drenched feet has increased as well. After studying 60 years' worth of water records from the Kickapoo River Watershed in the driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin, a team of hydrologists from the U.S. Geological Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison concluded that...

2007-01-15 12:00:58

By DEIRDRE FLEMING Staff Writer The state's seizure of pet koi from a Freeport restaurant owner has been widely ridiculed by the public as an example of heavy- handed bureaucracy. But the issue is much broader than one man's fish tank. For biologists, the seizure was a necessary, if unpopular, step to protect Maine's native fisheries from being taken over by invasive species. They have been fighting to keep non-native fish out of wild trout and salmon waters for 30 years. The reaction...

2005-07-10 16:32:46

PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Mich. -- Barely noticeable beneath a wooden foot bridge, the wire antenna stretched across the gurgling Mosquito River is on the lookout for one of the Great Lakes' most mysterious fish: the coaster brook trout. A century and a half ago, portions of the Lake Superior shoreline teemed with coasters - brook trout that, for reasons still unknown, migrate into the big lake instead of remaining in tributary streams with other members of their species. But word...


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Bull Trout, Salvelinus confluentus
2013-10-14 11:44:30

The Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) is a char belonging to the family Salmonidae that is native to North America. Historically, this fish has been known as the “Dolly Varden”, but was reclassified as a separate species in the year 1980. This Bull Trout is listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Like other species of char, the fins of the bull trout have white leading edges. The head and mouth are abnormally large for salmonids, giving it its name. They...

Lake Trout, Salvelinus namaycush
2009-02-16 20:21:04

The Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a species of freshwater char that is found mainly in lakes of Canada, Alaska, and the northern United States. They have been introduced into many other parts of the world including Europe, South America and some parts of Asia. In Canada, about 25% of the Lake Trout population is found in Ontario. However, only 1% of Ontario's lakes contain trout. The Lake Trout has been known to hybridize with Brook Trout, but such hybrids are almost always...

Golden Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
2009-01-17 20:32:05

The Golden Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita) is a subspecies of the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). It is also known by the name California Golden Trout and is native to Golden Trout Creek, Volcano Creek and the South Fork Kern River in California. It is most likely found at elevations 10,000 feet above sea level. This subspecies is also commonly placed with other subspecies of rainbow trout known as redband trout. The Golden Trout has flanks with a red, horizontal band along the...

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2005-06-02 10:43:59

Trout is the common name given to a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family (Salmonidae). All fish properly called trout are members of the subfamily Salmoninae, but the name is used for fish from all three genera in the subfamily: Salmo, which includes Atlantic species; Oncorhynchus, which includes Pacific species; and Salvelinus, which includes fish referred to as Char. Fish referred to as trout include: Genus Salmo Adriatic trout - Salmo...

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2005-06-02 09:21:29

The brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. One of the trouts, it is native to a wide area of eastern North America, including most of Canada from the Hudson Bay basin east, the Great Lakes"“Saint Lawrence system, and the Mississippi River drainage in the United States as far south as northern Georgia. The brook trout has a dark green to brown basic coloration with a distinctive marbled pattern...

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